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Re: Nardil/Marplan

Posted by Elizabeth on November 5, 1999, at 23:35:44

In reply to To Elizabeth RE: Nardil/Marplan, posted by JohnB on November 3, 1999, at 22:10:21

> Thanks alot, Elizabeth! Really appreciate your comments!! My Nardil was 50-60 mg/day to achieve effectiveness. I undersand "maintenance" doses as low as 30 mg/day have been used with some success, but it didn't work for me.

That's an old recommendation (as are many things one hears about Nardil these days )...I think that current practice (maintenance dose = initial dose) is much likelier to prevent relapse.

> My Klonopin is 2mg/day. My psychdoc says he thinks this has the least negative effect on memory and cognition as it has the longest half-live of the benzos, and therefore maintains relatively contast plasma levels. I didn't follow his thinking completely, but i like the twice a day dosing, on a maintenance basis. Just wish I could eliminate the benzodiazepine completely.

That's true...Ativan and Xanax need to be dosed at least t.i.d. (3x/day), and I've heard of people needing to take Xanax every 4 hours. (How do they sleep, one wonders.) (I'm not sure I follow your doctor's thinking either in saying that Klonopin would cause the least impairment, for whatever that's worth! As far as I can tell, benzodiazepine side effects are pretty individualized.)




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